MORGANTOWN — The Morgantown ladies’ soccer crew captured its second sectional title in a row by downing Wheeling Park 4-0 at Pony Lewis Area on Thursday night time below the lights.
MHS used a mixture of stable assault and stout protection to maintain the guests in verify whereas constructing a lead it wouldn’t look again from.
“I believe that this was battle and it saved us on our toes,” MHS head coach Bri Frontuto mentioned. “We had been prepared and we all know our strengths and performed too them in the present day. I’m actually happy with this crew for the trouble they confirmed in the present day.”
The opening half started with the guests seeing the extra constructive possession on offense. The Patriots used some sound passing and good attacking play to point out some menace within the early phases of the match. The Mohigans finally settled into the match and calmed themselves down as a crew, after that it didn’t take lengthy for the opening objective to be discovered.
MHS junior Ariana Borneo stole the ball at midfield and located her striker, senior Emily Carpenter, with an ideal go that left solely the keeper to beat. Carpenter gave her crew a 1-0 lead with a peaceful end into the underside proper nook of the web on the 27:15 mark of the primary half.
With momentum now of their palms and a lead as properly, the Mohigans stayed answerable for the ultimate 25 minutes however didn’t add one other objective and took a 1-0 lead into the locker room on the half.
Simply as the primary half, the second half opened with the Patriots seeing nearly all of possession on the offensive aspect of the ball. Simply over 10 minutes had handed within the second half when WP performed a ball into the field that was fumbled by MHS keeper Camdyn Smith however cleared rapidly after.
The primary half script continued to hold over into the second as once more, the Mohigans discovered a objective on the tip of the WP momentum. Gracie Brown doubled the MHS lead with 26:28 left to play after working the ball into the field and firing a shot into the highest nook together with her left foot.
Lower than 10 minutes later, MHS discovered its third objective of the night time as junior Railey Reeves discovered the ball at her toes in entrance of the objective after a scrum earlier than tucking it into the objective.
Brown added her second of the night time, the fourth for MHS, 5 minutes later after a free kick was given simply outdoors the 18-yard field. She despatched a ball into the field that someway bounced by way of everybody untouched and into the again of the web unexpectedly. Brown’s brace gave her crew a 4-0 lead with 17:38 left to play within the match.
That rating would maintain to the ultimate whistle with MHS taking the sport and advancing to subsequent week’s Area 1 championship match.
“This was top-of-the-line locker room environment’s we’ve had all season,” Frontuto mentioned. “Going ahead we need to proceed being assured and constructive in our attitudes and our sport. We all know each sport may be our final and we have to take it sport by sport and be prepared. We’re wanting ahead to regionals.”
MHS will play Buckhannon-Upshur subsequent Thursday within the area championship at 7 p.m. at Brooke Excessive College with the winner advancing to the state event.